The AVR heads south on the P&W sub with around 15 cars picked up from the B&P at Bakerstown. Given the time, looks like the crew will get home in plenty of time for the Super Bowl.
Light engines head for Monessen to pick up coke (presumably). The lead engine, WE 300, is quite possibly the most God-awful ugly engine ever seen.
A short eastbound manifest passes the classic Pittsburgh & Lake Erie searchlight signals at Sinns, formerly called CP-17Y in P&LE days. The former P&LE Yough branch to Connellsville diverges at l... (more)
A last-minute phone call tipped me off to head up towards Saxonburg to try to lens an oncoming southbound Bessemer ore train. I didn't make it as far as Saxonburg but I made do in the flying snow... (more)
Dwarf position light signals guard Isle interlocking as 21M is about to enter the main span of the historic Ohio Connecting Bridge. In the early 1900's the OC bridge featured a mid-bridge spur to ... (more)
A ratty ex-Conrail unit dulls an otherwise glorious fall day on Sand Patch's west slope.
The CSXT local pauses at Center Street, waiting on NS traffic at the diamond. The train would then proceed over the connection to NS for interchange.
Eastbound autoracks passing the former P&LE Gateway Yard. The train is on the ex-B&O mainline until New Castle, PA where the Pittsburgh sub moves to the former P&LE.
Light power returning to New Castle after interchange with NS.
A typical westbound commuter train makes a station stop at Franklin Park, Ill.
A pair of then-brand-new AC Heavies leads a coal train westbound through the shadows in Groveton.
We're very near Montour Junction, which was a busy place on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie some 30 years ago. Today, Q640 heads towards Buffalo as it passes Lang Machinery. No relation to me but it'... (more)
A classic P&LE shot replicated today with a former Conrail C40-8W.
Loaded coke passes a signal maintainer returning from an inspection of the Sewickley high car detector at Milepost 12 (visible in the background).
The Allegheny Valley's Glenwood-to-Island Ave job has the DuPont training consist in tow as it passes I-279 in the north side of Pittsburgh.